Breakthroughs Blog

City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.

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New Postdoc Awarded Grant to Help Prevent Kaposi Sarcoma

November 10, 2017 | Katie Neith

A recent recruit to Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope has received a three-year grant from the St. Baldrick's Foundation to support his work on a vaccine for Kaposi sarcoma.

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CAR-T Cell Trial for Multiple Myeloma to Launch in 2017

March 22, 2017 | Travis Marshall

CAR-T cell therapy research at City of Hope is an innovative and promising approach that recruits the body’s own immune system in the fight against some of the hardest-to-treat cancers, including multiple myeloma.

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Garden of Hope: Here, healing takes place indoors and outdoors

January 29, 2015 | City of Hope Staff

City of Hope has long known what researchers increasingly are confirming: Gardens and natural surroundings help seriously ill people recover from their treatment ordeals. The Argyros Family Garden of Hope was made possible by the support of the Argyros Family Foundation, led by former U.

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AACR report: Now is the time to invest in cancer research

September 16, 2014 | Nicole White

Advances in cancer treatment, built on discoveries made in the laboratory then brought to the bedside, have phenomenally changed the reality of living with a cancer diagnosis. More than any other time in history, people diagnosed with cancer are more likely to survive and to enjoy a high quality of life.

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Memory gets a boost when specific gene is stimulated, study finds

June 9, 2014 | Nicole White

Learning and memory are regulated by a region of the brain known as the hippocampus. New research from City of Hope has found that stimulating a specific gene could prompt growth – in adults – of new neurons in this critical region, leading to faster learning and better memories.

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Stem cells: What if we could make them more easily?

December 3, 2012 | Shawn Le

Adult cells, such as those from skin or blood, can be reprogrammed to become induced pluripotent stem cells. Stem cells’ ability to develop into different types of cells makes them potential cures or treatments for a host of illnesses, including many cancers and genetic diseases.

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